Will Young: Kanye West is a really good musician

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 July 2015
Will Young

Will Young

Will Young has insisted Kanye West is "a really good musician" after recently describing him as "awful"

Will Young thinks Kanye West is "a really good musician".

The 36-year-old singer insists he is a fan of the 'All Day' rapper after he recently described him as "awful", saying his "arrogance completely over-runs him as a musician."

Clarifying his comments, he explained: "I just shoot my mouth off sometimes.

"I'm always honest and hopefully not rude, but I just think I don't really like those ostentatious ways of being. I think he's really talented, Kanye West, it's just a shame that some of the things he says aren't so talented.

"I think he's a really good musician and I think what he says clouds what his music is."

The former 'Pop Idol' contestant - who recently released his sixth studio album '85% Proof' - continued to say he wants to see what's "underneath" the 21-time Grammy Award winner's arrogant persona because he's keen to discover who he is as "a real person".

Speaking on ITV's 'Loose Women', he explained: "Arrogance just isn't attractive. It's a shame, what I said is actually underneath that [arrogance], I'm actually more interested in that because that's vulnerability and that's what music is. And I think that arrogance always hides insecurities and I'm interested in insecurities because that's a real person."

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